Nacho Cases

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Nacho Cases
Cases warming up for Sporting Gijón
Personal information
Full name Ignacio Cases Mora
Date of birth (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Gijón, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting Gijón
Number 10
Youth career
1993–1994 Codema
1994–2004 Sporting Gijón
2004–2005 Revillagigedo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Sporting B 71 (5)
2011– Sporting Gijón 159 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cases and the second or maternal family name is Mora.

Ignacio 'Nacho' Cases Mora (born 22 December 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Gijón, Asturias, Cases was a product of Sporting de Gijón's prolific youth academy, Mareo. He made it to the B-team during the 2005–06 season, with the club playing in the fourth division. Although he proved instrumental in helping it achieve a promotion to the third level two years later, he struggled for a place in the starting line-ups in the following years.[1]

A skilled midfielder, it was not until the 2010–11 campaign, at the age of 23 years – and acting as captain with the reserves – that Cases was finally given his chance to make his first-team debut, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Racing de Santander on 9 January 2011.[2] On 2 April, he assisted Miguel de las Cuevas in the 79th minute of a 1–0 win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, thus ending José Mourinho's nine-year unbeaten home league record.[3] He finished his first season as a professional with 18 La Liga appearances, in an eventual escape from relegation.


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